“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” star Kiernan Shipka covers the May 2019 digital issue of Glamour Magazine photographed by her mum.
On the realities of growing up in the public eye: ” “By the end of Mad Men, I had been on the show for a longer period of my life than I hadn’t. When that wrapped, I was trying to figure out who I was in a lot of ways without the show… Growing up and being in the industry while trying my best to maintain a very normal life outside of it – which I’m lucky that I did. I definitely think my ‘growing up’ was in so many ways so unconventional. I didn’t go to a traditional school, I didn’t have a traditional route. I knew what I wanted to do really early on. I was lucky that I was in an environment that embraced growing up and let me figure out who I was.”
On navigating her way through the trappings of the ‘child star’ label: “I never worried about it,” she says. “I think I was more eager if anything to see what roles would be there. I don’t think, ‘Oh god, what if I’m pegged as this or that?’ It was more like, ‘Is there going to be something out there that’s going to fulfil me?’ Because I’m really young and there aren’t a lot of roles for 15- or 16-year-olds that have that kind of quality. That was the concern.”
[Photo Credit: British Glamour Magazine]